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41-23817

B-24 Liberator

SUZY-Q, the most famous ship of the 67th Squadron had led the Group on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The plane was lost on 16 Aug 1943 on a mission to the north airfield at Foggia, Italy. The plane intercepted by Me 109 fighters and was last seen burning on the Italian beach believed to be Capo Stilo. 10 KIA. MACR 2361/2445

Service

Units

People

  • Adolph Aguirre

    Military | Sergeant | AR | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) while TDY to 9th AF. B24 41-23817 'Suzy Q' believed to have crashed and burned on beach at Cape Stilo, Italy. WOM North Africa

  • Walter Bateman

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) while TDY to 9th AF. B24 41-23817 'Suzy Q' believed to have crashed and burned on beach at Cape Stilo, Italy. p. 235

  • Robert Chapman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) while TDY to 9th AF. B24 41-23817 'Suzy Q' believed to have crashed and burned on beach at Cape Stilo, Italy. p. 235

  • Michael Cianciolo

    Military | Aerial Engineer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    KIA while TDY to 9th AF. B24 41-23817 'Suzy Q' believed to have crashed and burned on beach at Cape Stilo, Italy. WOM North Africa

  • John Ellis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) while TDY to 9th AF. B24 41-23817 'Suzy Q' believed to have crashed and burned on beach at Cape Stilo, Italy. WOM North Africa

  • Leon Johnson

    Military | Brigadier General | Pilot; Commanding Officer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Superior leadership during the Ploesti raid 1 August 1943 in B-24 #41-23817 'Suzy Q. ' ...

  • Herbert Post

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) while TDY to 9th AF. B24 41-23817 'Suzy Q' believed to have crashed and burned on beach at Cape Stilo, Italy.

  • Halbert Propst

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) while TDY to 9th AF. B24 41-23817 'Suzy Q' believed to have crashed and burned on beach at Cape Stilo, Italy.

  • Charles Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) while TDY to 9th AF. B24 41-23817 'Suzy Q' believed to have crashed and burned on beach at Cape Stilo, Italy.

  • Joe Stevenson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) while TDY to 9th AF. B24 41-23817 'Suzy Q' believed to have crashed and burned on beach at Cape Stilo, Italy.

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Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B24Ds that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...

Places

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

  • Benina Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Survied Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

SUZY-Q, the most famous ship of the 67th Squadron led the Group on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. Returned to Libya.

Failed to Return (FTR) Punta Stilo, Italy 16 August 1943

The plane was lost on 16 Aug 1943 on a mission to the north airfield at Foggia, Italy. The plane intercepted by Me 109 fighters and was last seen burning on the Italian beach believed to be Capo Stilo. 10 KIA. MACR 2361/2445

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

67th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 12:30:15 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com / MACR 2361/2445

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 16:33:41 Superman Changes to nicknames
Sources

From book about B-24s.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2361 / MACR 2445 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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